Reducing bovine leukosis in dairy cattle

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dc.contributor.author Smith, J.F.
dc.contributor.author Stokka, Gerald L.
dc.contributor.author Scoby, R.K
dc.contributor.author Van Anne, T.
dc.contributor.author Shirley, John E.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-06T20:35:58Z
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dc.date.issued 2011-05-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/8833
dc.description.abstract Bovine leukosis virus (BLV) is a cancerous condition of tissues in which lymph nodes and lymphocytes are affected. Infected cattle may be identified by testing blood sera for BLV antibodies using the agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID) test that requires 2 days for processing. Most dairy farms have infected animals, but the condition is not considered important because less than 1% of infected cattle show clinical signs. However, many of these cows are culled because of poor milk production or reproductive performance. Procedures for reducing and(or) eliminating the disease are outlined. Results obtained at the Kansas State University Dairy Teaching and Research Center demonstrate that feeding only colostrum and whole milk from BLV-negative cows to newborn and young calves is an effective method of reducing the incidence of BLV in future generations. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Dairy Day, 1996 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-115-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 771 en_US
dc.subject Bovine leukosis en_US
dc.subject Virus en_US
dc.subject BLV- free colostrum en_US
dc.title Reducing bovine leukosis in dairy cattle en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1996 en_US
dc.citation.epage 37 en_US
dc.citation.spage 33 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jshirley en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jfsmith en_US

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